Student Application for the 2017 Winter Term.


Discovery University Application

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  • Course Description


  • John Stuart Mill’s “Utilitarianism”
    Classic works in philosophy not only repay infinite re-readings, but can be fruitfully read on a variety of levels, from beginner to advanced. John Stuart Mill, the greatest British philosopher of the nineteenth century, wrote such a classic, the short tract titled “Utilitarianism”. This work is a landmark in ethical theory and it forms the basis of the dominant theory in ethics today, namely utilitarian theory. Utilitarianism is an ethical theory that judges human actions to be moral (or immoral) according to how much happiness (or unhappiness) results from them. This course will explore Mill’s classic in detail: in terms of its ideas, arguments, place in history and relevancy for today.

    Social Movements
    This course explores the nature and raison d’être of social movements. We start out by examining political contexts and basic concepts in social movement theory. Then, we will look at various social movements, their strategies, and their overall struggle for social justice. Among others, we will look at trade unions, anarchist movements, student movements, Indigenous struggle, as well as the Troubles in Ireland, and apartheid South Africa. We sometimes reserve time in class to address matters of current and immediate interest as these arise.

    Introduction to Jazz History
    This course provides an overview of the musical and social histories surrounding various modes of music making that are commonly included in the umbrella term “jazz.” Periods and styles to be covered include pre-jazz and early jazz in New Orleans, swing, bebop, cool jazz, west coast jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, Third Stream, free jazz, and jazz-rock fusion. By the end of the term, students should have achieved: a solid knowledge of the main styles and many of the key figures in jazz history; the ability to recognize and describe the stylistic features of a range of jazz styles; an understanding of various cultural issues that surround and shape jazz practice including those of race, gender, class, geography, and demographics; as well as an understanding of how jazz fits into the broader cultural history of North America.
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  • Additional Information


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  • For statistical purposes, we are collecting data on our students' sources of income. If you are willing to share this information, please state your source of income in the space provided. (e.g. Ontario Works, ODSP, pension, etc.).
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  • WRITTEN STATEMENT


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  • Please write one or two paragraphs describing your interest for your selected course. Please note that this writing sample will be used to evaluate your literacy level as well your enthusiasm for the course material. Both first time and repeat students are required to submit a written statement.
  • PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE


  • If you have taken a discovery university course before, you are not required to submit a professional reference. For new students, you must submit a professional reference. References must be a professional who knows you well, such as a counselor, agency supervisor, clergy, doctor or case worker. We understand that this information gives us permission to speak with your reference. Please let this person know that you have given us their name and permission to ask about you.
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  • The organizations involved in planning this program are committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining your confidentiality. The information collected will be used for statistical and evaluation purposes only. By submitting you are giving consent to allow The Ottawa Mission to use the information collected, ie. your gender, age, education, source of income and interest will be used for statistical and evaluation purposes only. Any information that reveals parts of your identity will NOT be used.